Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

无锡官员将一千多只小猫放生到林子里 (Wuxi officials release more than one thousand cats rescued by volunteers into the woods)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/11/131104_china_kittens.shtml

Related:
志愿者拦车放生上千只猫 担忧影响生态再捉回 (Volunteers retrieved 50 of 1,000 cats previously rescued and released into the wild)
China News Service, November 3, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2013/11-03/5456673.shtml

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

上海1条马路上方50余只探头 惊呆路人 (Fifty surveillance cameras on one Shanghai street shock passersby)
China Radio International, November 5, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/1105/c1001-23432753.html

Children (儿童)

Why children as young as three are sent to boarding school in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 4, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24624427

Corruption (腐败)

官太太和她的公子 (The luxurious life of a Chinese official’s wife and son in the U.S.)
New York Times, November 5, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131105/c05guantaitai/

China army says roots out "illicit" apartments in graft fight
Reuters, November 5, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/05/us-china-corruption-idUSBRE9A40CF20131105

Environment (环境)

社科院:霾日渐多 影响生育能力 (Experts: increasing smog may affect fertility)
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2013
http://www.scmpchinese.com/sc/china/15699/she-ke-yuan-mai-ri-jian-duo-ying-xiang-sheng-yu-neng-li

Beijing "flexible" in global climate talks amid smog concerns at home
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1348601/beijing-flexible-global-climate-talks-amid-smog-concerns-home

环保部:最高级空气污染预警时中小学幼儿园停课 (Government: school and kindergarten will close when air pollution warning hits highest level)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 5, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/1105/04/9CT08C1F0001124J.html

Health (健康)

华东最小肺癌患者年仅8岁 住马路旁长期吸粉尘
Smog blamed as girl, 8, becomes youngest lung cancer patient
China News Service, November 5, 2013
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2013

CH: http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-05/165128627318.shtml
EN: http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-11-05/165128627318.shtml

Human Rights Defenders ( 人权卫士)

瑞典电影节将摆放评委艾未未空椅作品
Ai Weiwei to be represented by empty chair at Sweden film festival
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 5, 2013
South China Morning Post

CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2013/11/131105_china_aiweiwei_sweden.shtml
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1348281/ai-weiwei-be-represented-empty-chair-sweden-film-festival

安徽维权人士张林一案 进入正式起诉 (Anhui rights defender Zhang Lin is formally charged)
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/vt-11042013124825.html

维权者罗茜告官屡遭法官威胁 赵常青丁家喜吁官公示财产检方退侦 (Procuratorate sends cases of Zhao Changqing and Ding Jiaxi, assets transparency advocates, back to police for further investigation)
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11042013100915.html

Information Control (信息控制)

In poll, many Chinese "angry" at perceived U.S. media bias
近半中国人不满美国媒体涉华报道
New York Times, November 5, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131105/c05bias/dual/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

NGOs release report urging E.U. & U.S. to oppose China, Russia, Cuba & Saudi Arabia
Canada Free Press, November 5, 2013
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/59023

Activists call for blocking China from U.N. rights panel
Global Post, November 5, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131105/activists-call-blocking-china-un-rights-panel

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China slams U.S. paper over pro-Japan editorial
Voice of America, November 5, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-slams-us-paper-over-projapan-editorial/1783680.html

Natural Resources (自然资源)

China's dam boom is an assault on its great rivers
The Guardian, November 4, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/04/china-dam-hydropower-boom-rivers

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Zoomlion circus exposes China bond puzzle
中国公司债投资者应看懂中联重科事件
Financial Times, November 4, 2013
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c43c24ae-4200-11e3-bb85-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2jn4MKAZL
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001053277?full=y

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur scholar in ugly confrontation with security agents
维族学者伊力哈木•土赫提称遭北京当局威胁
New York Times, November 5, 2013
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20131105/c05tohti/dual/

China paper blames blind faith of "uncultured" youth for Xinjiang unrest
Reuters, November 5, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/05/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBRE9A405P20131105

Opinion ( 观点)

香港观察:新移民切忌反客为主 (Hong Kong Observer: new immigrants should avoid acting as “hosts” as opposed to “guests”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 5, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2013/11/131105_hkreview_new_immigrants_not_masters.shtml

Related:
人民日报:“新香港人”是推动香港发展重要力量 (New Hong Kongers an important force in advancing the development of Hong Kong)
People’s Daily, October 9, 2013
http://www.chinanews.com/ga/2013/10-09/5352495.shtml

China's plan to reinforce information blackout will only fuel anger: CTA
Hindustan Times, November 5, 2013
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/HimachalPradesh/China-s-plan-to-reinforce-information-blackout-will-only-fuel-anger-CTA/Article1-1147400.aspx